April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School board adopts $9.2 million budget

MSAD #58

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors adopted the 2016-17 budget at the April 14 meeting.  Even with the addition of a vocational instruction program, the $9.2 million overall budget is $300,000 less than the current budget. More...

Board continues booster questioning

SALEM — When the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors meet for the regular meeting each month, they recognize an outstanding peer-nominated individual for Employee of the Month. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Golden talent in GoldenOak - Free Access

Old South Church concert series

FARMINGTON — The Old South Congregational Church 2016 concert series kicks off Saturday, April 30 featuring an exciting up and coming band which is getting much deserved recognition. More...

UMF senior art students present thesis exhibition ‘COMPANY PICNIC’

FARMINGTON — Senior art students at the University of Maine at Farmington are pleased to announce the opening of their thesis exhibition, COMPANY PICNIC. More...

Sonny Perry to perform in Salem

The Salem Community Untied Methodist Church on Route 142 will present Sonny Perry and sounds of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley Sunday, April 24 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gale E. Ellis

1947-2016 — His smile, generosity and trademark sense of humor will be missed

NEW VINEYARD — Gale Edward Ellis, 68, of New Vineyard passed away peacefully at his home April 11, 2016.  Gale was born in Wilton June 9, 1947, the son of Stanton and Betty (Barker) Ellis. More...

Dorothy Jean Mulherin

1924-2016 — She loved sharing large dinners and cookouts

ENFIELD, N.H. — Dorothy Jean Mulherin, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at her home in Enfield, N.H., following an extended period of declining health.  More...

Erica Winter

1971-2016 — She enjoyed helping others and spending special time with her daughter

LEWISTON — Erica Winter, 44, of Embden, passed away unexpectedly at Central Maine Medical Center, Thursday, April 14, 2016.  Erica was born Aug. 8, 1971, a daughter of Wilma Smith of Kingfield and James Spears of Florida.  More...

News from our Schools

More to text than texting

Sheila Lecander’s second and third grade students at the Stratton School have been learning about text features while reading informational texts. More...

Mt. Blue robotics team shines

FARMINGTON — The Blue Crew, Mt Blue’s first Robotics team, won two awards at the Maine Pine Tree competition in Lewiston recently after three days of challenge.  More...

SPORTS THIS WEEK: APRIL 20 TO 26

Mt. Abram JV Baseball/Softball  Saturday, April 23 @ Winthrop — 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26 vs. Carrabec -– 4 p.m.  Varsity Baseball/Softball  Monday, April 25 @ Carrabec -– 4 p.m.  Track   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Earth Day is Friday  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.  —Margaret Mead   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Elin Swenson Tippet  Born: March 6, 2016 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. Length: 20 inches   More...

Kingfield budget talks begin

KINGFIELD — The Budget Committee met for its first review of the budget for fiscal year 2016-17. Budget requests from departments, committees and outside agencies equal just over $1 million, showing an increase of about $9,000 over last year. More...

Ten years of service

Phillips Selectman Lincoln Haines recognizes former Phillips Volunteer Fire Chief James Gould for 10 years of outstanding and invaluable service he has given to the community, as its Fire Chief, Fire More...

No increase in local share

Flagstaff RSU Budget

EUSTIS — The Flagstaff RSU School Board of Directors adopted the 2016-17 budget April 12. For the fourth year in a row, the budget will not reflect an increase to the taxpayer burden, announced Superintendent Mike Shea.  More...

Budget committee reviews VEC request

KINGFIELD — At the Budget Committee meeting April 11, Village Enhancement Committee member John Witherspoon discussed the $60,000 request for the Village Enhancement Plan. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Agent Orange Blue Water Litigation and IOM Final Report More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could ask Question of the Week, what would you want to know?

Georgie Woodford of Freeman: "What is this world coming to?" More...

Letters

Join the Stratton School celebration

Welcoming all Stratton School Community members, supporters, past and present students, staff and educators!  More...

Kingfield street sweeping starts soon

The Town of Kingfield will begin street sweeping May 2.  Residents please remember clean up activity should NOT include sweeping and/or raking any debris into piles along the roadside other than dirt. We will NOT pick up leaves/branches etc. More...

Seeking Kimballs in Maine

The Kimball Family Association (originated, incorporated and chartered in Maine) is holding a Maine Membership Drive during the month of April for all Maine Kimballs. Your Kimball relatives living outside of Maine are welcomed also.  More...

Community & Local News

Volunteers contributed more than 20,000 hours

FCHN volunteers honored

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Bass Room was the festive setting of a recognition celebration for Franklin Community Health Network’s volunteers. More...

Reggae Fest concerts sell out

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Bluebird skies and above average mid-April temperatures welcomed reggae fans to Sugarloaf for the 28th Annual Reggae Fest April 15 to 17. Temperatures rose well above 60 degrees Saturday and hit 70 Sunday. More...

How the apple shaped Maine history is subject of talk

FARMINGTON — Maine Apple guru John Bunker, the founder of Fedco Trees and the Maine Heritage Orchard, will talk about the history of apples in Maine Friday, April 22 at 11:45 a.m. at the UMF Student Center’s Landing.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...